The Holocaust In William Golding's Lord Of The Flies

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By: Sarita Pattisam William Lowenberg an Auschwitz survivor tells a story of something he witnessed. He said “He had a pistol in his hand and anything he saw moving, human beings, he shot, he used you for target practice.Life was absolutly,totally worthless to these people. That I remember.”(Lowenberg) Lowenberg was one of the millions of Jews who witnessed the horrific costs of war. He and many others will have to live with the memories, regrets, and loss for the rest of their lives. Their treatment in the concentration camps will not be forgotten. In William Golding’s “Lord Of The Flies” the boys saw and took part in terrible things on the island. During Their time on the island each of the boys changed,
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The boys try to make the island of civilized place in the beginning working together to get home. “We 've got to have rules and obey them. After all, we 're not savages. Where English, in English are the best at everything”.(Golding) The boys start with plans to get home a signal fire is their main focus when they first came together. They have rules and jobs to do in order to get rescued the fastest. Their priorities soon change when greed and power come into play. With society 's rules gone nothing is taboo. Jack 's first attempt to gain power fails but he does not give up many boys quickly joined his side when he becomes more powerful. On Jack side the boys morals are gone fast do to his savage ways. Just like in the Holocaust many people do whatever they have to in order to survive even if it is not morally right. In Lord of the Flies piggy and others are taking advantage of. Jack said “And the next thing Ralph said my hunters are no good... He isn 't a proper chief.” Jack tries to trick and brainwash the boys into believing that Ralph is the bad guy. The boys look up to Jack as the lead hunter in trust him. Jack uses their love for him as a tool to gain control of the whole island. He tells the boys lies about Ralph and piggy to get the boys on his side. While he is doing this he treats Ralph mostly nice by apologizing for letting the signal fire go out. Once again deceiving Ralph someone who in the beginning trusted him. Like in the Holocaust the Nazis trick the Jews which have terrible consequences. The boys had some dark moments Jack Evans the boys to do some horrible things. The boys led by Jack said “kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood!” And they later found out “That was Simon... It was murder”(Golding). The island became full of savages not boys like the Nazi guards who horrifically murdered many. Led by Jack

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